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Robert Bizzell Barnhill
Katherine Sherman
William Bland Wallace
Martha Jane Horrell
Willie Don Barnhill
Ella Lee Wallace
Willie James Barnhill


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"Gloria" Helen Anselmin

  • William "Bill" Barnhill+
  • Donald "Don" Barnhill+
  • Linda Barnhill+
  • Michael "Mike" Barnhill+
  • "Mitchell" Robert Barnhill+
  • Edward Joseph "Eddie Joe" Barnhill+

Willie James Barnhill

  • Born: 1 Sep 1921, Atkinson, Pender County, NC
  • Died: 13 Apr 1988, Pender Mem. Hosp., Burgaw, Pender County, NC, at age 66
  • Buried: Apr 1988, Woodcock Cem., Atkinson, Pender County, NC

  General Notes:

1930 Federal Census - Caswell Township, Pender County, NC.
Willie Don 31 Farmer
Ella L. 28
Essell (S.L.) 10
Willie 8
Lois 4 yrs +
Carl 2 yrs +
Doris 5 mos.

Attended grammar school at Atkinson High School, Atkinson, NC. The brick school was built in 1924, after the original wooden school had burned down.

5' 8", Dark hair, blue eyes, med. build

Military Service:
Accepted for enlistment at Wilmington, New Hanover County, NC
Enlisted in service in Raleigh, NC for a period of four years 9/9/1941
US Navy Service # 656 06 59
Entered the service at Norfolk Naval Center, Norfolk, Virginia 9/9/1941
Served on USS North Carolina 10/17/1941 to 10/19/1942 at Pearl Harbor
Discharged honorably 10/19/1942 to enlist in regular Navy for 6 years
Promoted to Seaman 1st Class 10/01/1942
Promoted to COX, 3/1/1944
Promoted to BM2C(T), 9/1/1945
Discharged 10/19/1948 Washington, DC (Net Service 7 yrs, 1 mo., 11 days)
Reenlisted 10/20/1948 for four years
Enlistment involuntarily extended for a period of (9) mos. to expire on Jul 19, 1953
Honorably discharged Jul 19, 1953 with 11 years, 10 months, 11 days of service
(Home address at time of discharge: 1541 York Ave, New York, NY)

Medals/Ribbons Awarded
Good Conduct Medal (Navy w/1 Bronze Star) 9/8/1944
World War II Victory Medal 11/7/1947
American Defense Service Medal 8/18/1948
American Campaign Medal 8/18/1948
Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal w/Silver Stars 8/18/1948
Honorable Service Lapel Pin (Ruptured Duck) 9/8/1947
Philippine Ribbon (Liberation w/1 Bronze Star)
Presidential Unit Citation (Philippine)

Funeral service:
Quinn-McGowan Funeral Home
Burgaw Chapel
Burgaw, NC

Military honors accorded - US Navy (Taps, Gun Salute, and folding of flag).


Willie married "Gloria" Helen Anselmin, daughter of Joseph Francis Anselmin and "Helen" Margaret Hoar.

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